20% higher pay in the public sector

A study by Waikato University has found that pay rates in the public sector are around 20% higher than in the private sector.

What is amazing about this is that in most countries, public sector pay rates are well below private sector. This is because they tend to have greater security of tenure, are not linked to earning revenue, and have lots of perks such as longer holidays and funding for tertiary study.

To have public sector pay rates 20% higher than the private sector, shows how merrily the Government has been trying to get the PSA happy. That is the same PSA which will shortly be campaigning against National’s tax cuts.

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